Http://journeyonthepct.blogspot.com #26. exegesis
(8 letters | 4 syllables)
(first known use: 1619)
noun | an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)
exposition, explanation; especially : an explanation or critical interpretation of a text.
New Latin, from Greek exēgēsis, from exēgeisthai to explain, interpret, from ex- + hēgeisthai to lead.
Critical explanation or interpretation of a text, especially of scripture.
Early 17th century: from Greek exēgēsis, from exēgeisthai ‘interpret’, from ex- ‘out of’ + hēgeisthai ‘to guide, lead.
Exegesis is the branch of theology which investigates and expresses the true sense of Sacred Scripture.
(New Advent Catholicism)
the critical interpretation of the biblical text to discover its intended meaning. Both Jews and Christians have used various exegetical methods throughout their history, and doctrinal and polemical intentions have often influenced interpretive results; a given text may yield a number of very different interpretations according to the exegetical presuppositions and techniques applied to it. The study of these methodological principles themselves constitutes the field of hermeneutics.
1610s, “explanatory note,” from Greek exegesis “explanation, interpretation,” from exegeisthai “explain, interpret,” from ex “out” (see ex-) + hegeisthai “to lead, guide,” from PIE root *sag- “to track down, seek out” (see seek (v.)). Meaning “exposition (of Scripture)” is from 1823. Related: Exegetic; exegetical; exegetically.
the reading of one’s own ideas into scripture, 1859, from Greek eis “in, into” + ending from exegesis. Related: Eisegetical.
“one who expounds or interprets a literary production,” 1730s, from Greek exegetes “an expounder, interpreter” (especially of the Bible), from exegeisthai (see exegesis).
“words added to convey more clearly the meaning intended,” 1620s, from Modern Latin, from Greek epexegesis “a detailed account, explanation,” from epi “in addition” (see epi-) + exegeisthai “to explain” (see exegesis). Related: Epexegetic; epexegetical.
“art of interpretation, the study of exegesis,” 1737, from hermeneutic